Episode #65 – The Former President of Fidelity on Remote Work
Today’s guest is Bob Pozen, the former president of Fidelity Investments. He teaches a course at MIT Sloan called “Maximizing your own Productivity” and he recently authored a book with Alexendra Samuel titled, Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work…Wherever You Are.
- Why we shouldn’t think of ourselves as a “remote worker,” rather we should think of ourselves as “Remote, Inc.”
- Why the mindset of becoming a “business of one” is so important
- The critical role autonomy plays in becoming an productive and happy remote worker
- Why companies need to shift from measuring “hours worked” to measuring results
- What was unique about how Peter Lynch managed his time at Fidelity
- Why we should leave an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon for thinking time
- How writing helps you clarify your thinking
- Why everyone should aim for the optimal amount of remote work
- Why remote work is here to stay (at least in some form) and how to prepare for the future.
Books & Resources
- “Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work Wherever You Are,” by Robert Pozen and Alexandra Samuel
- “Extreme Productivity” by Robert Pozen
- Remote, Inc. Website
Connect with Robert Pozen
- Twitter: @Pozen
Connect with Sean Murray
- Sean’s Twitter Account
- Sean’s LinkedIn Account
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: RealTime Performance, Inc.
- Weekly Newsletter: RealTime Performance Newsletter